2018 Range Rover Velar Review

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Official: it's the new Range Rover Velar

The new, mid-sized Rangey is here and we have many, many pictures

What you’re looking at, according to Land Rover, isn’t just a car – it’s a digital butler. No, really.

When it goes on sale this summer, Land Rover says its brand-new Velar SUV is packed full of tech that will “create an in-built technology butler”, thanks to “an all-new, cutting edge infotainment system.” 

Land Rover’s Peter Virk, who has a very long job title, says the system “learns from you and anticipates your needs, serving what you want, when you want it – but never intrudes… like any good butler.”
According to Land Rover, the Velar plugs the gap between the Evoque and the Range Rover Sport. And before you ask “what gap?”, there is actually a niche there. The Sport is a willfully massive thing once you get it onto tight urban streets, and shaving about 50mm off the length and width will make for a much more city-friendly SUV. 

Powering the Velar is your choice of five engines. Most sensible is a 178bhp 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel, which is good for 0-60mph in 8.4secs, a top speed of 130mph and more than 52mpg. There’s a higher-spec 2.0-litre diesel with 237bhp, a 6.8sec 0-60mph time, a 135mph top speed and slightly poorer economy, at 49mpg. 
The 3.0-litre diesel V6 takes another step towards grunt over greenness, with 296bhp, 0-60 in 6.1secs, a top speed of 150mph and about 44mpg. 

If you’re a petrol fan, there’s a 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbo with 247bhp, a 296bhp tune following further down the line. But what you really want is the supercharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol, with 375bhp. It’ll knock off a 0-60 dash in 5.3secs, hit 155mph and burn through dino juice at a rate of about 30mpg. 
If you spring for either of the V6-powered models, you’ll also get air suspension as standard. But fear not, entry-level buyers – adaptive dampers are standard across the range.

The spec levels, for you badge-spotters out there, run from the standard Velar, through the usual S, SE and HSE specs, with a sportier appearance if you go for an R-Dynamic kit. Prices start at £44,830, but get excited and pick the R-Dynamic HSE V6 and you’ll be paying more than £72,000.

According to Land Rover, the Velar is built from sustainable materials, following an all-new design. On that note, if a mineralogist could tell us how sustainable aluminium is, that’d be grand, because the Velar uses quite a bit of it. In reality, the sustainable material that Land Rover’s talking about is inside the cabin – a special textile takes the place of leather on the seats.

Now, it wouldn’t be a Range Rover unless it could scale the surface of Mars with a Labrador in the boot. To that end, Land Rover has kitted the Velar out with a full suite of off-road gubbins, provided that you tick the options box accordingly. Normally, it’d make sense to rail against the lack of standard kit, but if you’re not going to take your Velar to Monument Valley, what use do you have for a locking rear diff and terrain response control? 

Regardless of how much you choose from the options list, you’ll get autonomous emergency braking, traffic warnings and a gizmo that detects if you’re about to have forty winks behind the wheel. Handy.  
Now to the styling. There’s an old Latin saying that, roughly translated, says, “In matters of taste, there should be no dispute.” So we’ll leave you to make up your own mind on the rakish styling direction that design boss Gerry McGovern has chosen. Instead, we can tell you that, with a drag coefficient of 0.32, it’s the slipperiest Land Rover product ever. 

And, if you wanted to have a look at the Velar’s design yourself (and you’re in the London area) you’re in luck – it’s on display in the Design Museum in Kensington until March 5th. 
There’s actually a little bit of history behind a Land Rover product sitting in a museum – the original Range Rover was displayed in the Louvre in the 1970s, and it was a pretty decent bit of kit. And here’s where the Velar name comes in, actually – ‘Velar’ was the name originally given to the very first Range Rover prototypes that Land Rover built back in 1969. 

So, does it tickle your fancy? If so, best find about £85k (try your other pair of jeans) and get in touch with Land Rover rather soon – there’s a special ‘First Edition’, powered by V6 engines only and with much leather, 1600W of Meridian stereo and something called ‘Matrix-Laser’ LED headlights as standard. As well as that digital butler…
Read More http://www.topgear.com/car-news/geneva-motor-show/official-its-new-range-rover-velar

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Hitman - Kevin MacLeod
Kevin MacLeod ~ Crunk Knight
Jonhy Ive now works for land rover too😄
Sohaib khan
fukn sexy suv
Gabriel Paredes
OMG my dreams car
Anrdea Sorrentino
very, but very beautiful and greatly car :D
What's the music at 4:10 ?
Ishwinder Singh Walia
Okay, all I have to do now is sell my house and buy this. Simple as that :3
Range Rover should spend less money on these lavish and expensive videos and more time improving reliability of their vehicles. Facts say they have some of the worst reliability track record of any vehicle in it's class. And that's saying a lot when Jeep has better reliability than you.
Doge Viper
Activity key...I would buy it just for that damn feature!!!
Darren Arni
...and all that will break down on you one by one the moment you drive off the dealer's lot. Then after warranty expires it will start to break down two by two.
Koorosh Kianfar
WOW best SUV in the world love u UK
VEXO Gaming
anybody had an adevritisent of the suv becore going to the actual video
B Walker
Thinking about trading in my Evoque for a Velar (2018 after they work out the first year model bugs) my only question is, will the deploying door handles take off your fingers if they close while your holding the door handle? Just saying....
Velar = Evoque + Sport lol
lik a modern Boat
The Design is just on point with this car. It's minimalist and advanced at the same time. Can't wait to see it on roads.
lightning yang
come on car tv, number of people are asking the name of the second song! please tell us!
Ahmed Murad
Hilarious Vines
love this car
HI5 lyer
When you talk about SUV, Why not going for Mitsubishi Pajero?

* High re-sale value, Less maintainance cost, Offroad ability, 3.8 Liter

I own a 2015 Pajero, It has never put me down

ika jakonia
suv cars, are for high mobility vehicles, for rough terrains, not like this
Olskool 007
This is a promo not a review!
Godwin Philip
How much do u think
sean daze
Ive found my next car.....that i will buy in 2028 when its like $15,000 with 80,000 miles on it.
2headeagle 33
Now that's a car I need in my life!
no nonsense from birmingham made with love.
Kumpulan Cara Mudah
7 Seater Sir? thanks so much if you response...
peter jones
Terrible colour choices again for trims and exterrior. This range was just rushed out too quickly they should all be hybrids like the preus
alex alexander
no cool box? no council storage?
Steven Alexander
Must have! This will be my first Range Rover!
Vinod Aher
Anish Kapoor
i will buy it on july 2017
Shayas Ashraf
Please bring back physical buttons.
These touch screens are too dangerous and distracting.
José Carlos Arroyo Castellano
yo querer una comioneta asi pero no tener dinero . Coomo hago para tenerla
Alpaslan Masır
George Foreman
wtf have u done to your vehicle's????

it's fucking brilliant!!!
Range Fucking rovers all the way . !!!
Jerfferson Santos
The price of this car here in Brazil will be in the range of about US $ 300.000 thousand. Of course here the currency is the real, so it will stay in the range of some $ 600,000 thousand or more.
Jerfferson Santos
The price of this car here in Brazil will be in the range of about US $ 260,000 thousand. Of course here the currency is the real, so it will stay in the range of some $ 600,000 thousand or more.
Danifer Andres Castrillón
is soo expensiv
Anas Ahmed
It seems so satisfying to watch it, wonder what it would feel like when you have it
gökhan çeçe
elektrikli motor olması lazım. :(
Mr Kunze
2018 Range Rover Velar Review
Rohan Acharekar
It has always been one of the best car in the world. I am in Love with Range Rover.
Roderico Willis
My my does this video use a plethora of adjectives
I think I found my next car.
there's a video like this to evoque???
the best video
more to go wrong in 10 years time
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